Faculty and Staff

Christopher Blum, Ph.D.



Christopher Blum was educated at the University of Virginia and holds a Ph.D. in History and Philosophy of Science from the University of Notre Dame. He taught history, philosophy, and natural science for many years at Christendom College and Thomas More College before joining the Augustine Institute in 2013 as Academic Dean. Now serving as Provost, Blum is responsible for the overall direction of the Graduate School of Theology and the development of its programs and alumni outreach. He is the author, with Joshua P. Hochschild, of A Mind at Peace: Reclaiming an Ordered Soul in an Age of Distraction.


  • Ph.D. History and Philosophy of Science, University of Notre Dame
  • B.A. Biology, University of Virginia


  • Christian Anthropology
  • Church and Modernity
  • Nature and God
  • The Challenge of Secularism
  • Virtue, Happiness, and the Common Good
The Augustine Institute Graduate School is committed to the pursuit of wisdom in service of Catholic mission. All of our academic programs therefore seek, first, to allow students to make their own “all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge” (Col. 2:3), which are found in Christ and passed down in the Sacred Tradition of the Catholic Church. Second, our programs prepare students to hand these treasures on to others effectively through evangelization and catechesis.